Sony RX1R Review - The Sony RX1R loses an optical low-pass filter, but what does this mean for serious photographers?

Product Overview

Overall rating:


Sony RX1R

Overall score:92%
Image Quality:90%


  • Solid build quality, Excellent high-ISO performance, Prompt write times, AWB performance


  • Battery Life, AF can hunt and misfocus, Moire patterning in some circumstances


Sony RX1R Review


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Sony RX1R Review – Verdict

With no anti-aliasing filter the RX1R is capable of producing highly detailed images that surpass the quality of the standard RX1. However, without the filter in front of the sensor, moiré patterning may be an issue for some photographers. The only downside is the price, but it is currently a unique product in the market.

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White Balance:Auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent warm white, fluorescent cool white, fluorescent day white, fluorescent daylight, flash
Video:1920x1080 (50p, 50i, 24p)
LCD:3in TFT LCD, 1,228million dots
Memory Card:SD, SDHC, SDXC, MS
Exposure Modes:Auto, Scene, PASM
Metering System:Multi, centre-weighted, evaluative
Sensor:24.3MP Exmor CMOS full-frame type
Connectivity:USB 2.0, HDMI
Flash Modes:Auto, fill-flash, slow sync, rear sync, flash off, wireless
Weight:482g (inc. battery and card)
Lens:Carl Zeiss 35mm f/2
ISO Range:ISO 100-25,600 (exp. to ISO 50 equivalent, Multi-Frame NR option provides ISO 102,400 equivalent)
Power:Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
File Formats:Raw (ARW),JPEG, Raw+JPEG
Dimensions:113.3 x 65.4 x 69.6mm
Shutter Speeds:30-1/400sec, bulb
  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Sony RX1R Review - Features
  3. 3. Sony RX1R Review - Build & Handling
  4. 4. Sony RX1R Review - Moiré Patterning
  5. 5. Sony RX1R Review - Image Quality
  6. 6. Sony RX1R Review - Verdict
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